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  1. I think the NA market drying up and lack of parts/builder support were caught together in a vicious downward cycle.
  2. I tend to think, at least in the case of the ILCA, that their effort is misplaced. They want to improve grass roots, and they think grass roots will ride along on the Olympic coat tails. They should have done more to directly address grass roots. World Sailing obviously is not concerned with grass roots. The Laser Class is a fake grass roots front for LPE.
  3. torrid

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    We hope some day you'll join us And the world will sail as one
  4. torrid

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Apostrophe abuse.
  5. torrid

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    It appears LPE's business model is to completely outsource marketing to the new class association. Is that enough to sustain selling boats at half the price as before? I do not know.
  6. torrid

    Best Trolling Motor Rig For ILCA

    Tillerman,. remember this?
  7. torrid

    Best Trolling Motor Rig For ILCA

    Will it mow lawns?
  8. torrid

    Whats the fastest you've ever been on a dinghy?

    Windy day on a lake on my Laser, with the wind blowing from the proper direction to let you reach back and forth along the length of the lake. At one point I caught the wake of a powerboat and was able to ride it for quite a distance. No idea the speed, and I'm sure it wasn't that fast, but it was definitely the fastest I've ever felt in the boat.
  9. Would adding a note to the SI saying "Section XXX of the class rules concerning sail numbers is suspended for this event" serve as a loophole? I'm sure someone is about to post the section of the class rules which prohibits any change or alteration of the rules for a single event.
  10. torrid

    JY15 Replacement ($1200 ish)

    Don't think your life is going to get easier with a 50--year-old 470.
  11. torrid

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    A dealer in Wichita. Kansas. That actually had a sail in stock.
  12. Is it class-legal to retrofit a newer boat with teak handrails?
  13. torrid

    How to test if a dinghy will sink safely?

    I'm not sure how to respond to this. I would put more effort into ensuring that the boat doesn't sink at all. If it you can't do that, maybe find a better boat with less of a tendency to sink.